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The Amazing Hazel Scott

Hazel Scott: First African American woman to host her own television show. Spoke 7 languages. Auditioned for Julliard at age 8. Talent extraordinaire!

Trade-Published Books (Recommended)

How to Draw a Graphic Novel

Everything you need to know to become an amazing graphic novelist!

Wanda the Brave

Love is Loud

Standing in the Need of Prayer

Behind The Black Pen

Behind the Black Pen #4: The Mega-Talented Marlon McKenny!

All about author-illustrator-publisher Marlon McKenny and the creative journey that led to Conscious Culture Publishing.

Behind the Black Pen #3: The Amazing David F. Walker

The amazing David F. Walker talks graphic novels.

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Talk to 'Em: House of Cards

It’s a house of cards. No, I’m not talking about the popular Netflix series. I’m talking about writing your picture book or novel and the...

THE ENTREPRENEUR WHO BOUGHT…HIMSELF, PART IV

Part IV of the story of William Lewis, an enslaved entrepreneur who purchased HIMSELF.

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by Rita Lorraine Hubbard

Do you know the story of William Lewis, the enslaved blacksmith who loved his family so much that he spent over 25 years purchasing his family's freedom?

Inventors

Lewis Howard Latimer...Lighting Things Up!

Lewis Howard Latimer, 1848-1928 Inventor of: Electric Lamp; Patent#247,097, Sept 13, 1881 Globe Supporter for Electric Lamps; Patent#255,212, March 21, 1882 Lewis Howard Latimer was...

Madame C.J. Walker

FIRST WOMAN MILLIONAIRE OF ANY RACE ON RECORD IN THE UNITED STATES Madame C.J. Walker aka - Sarah Breedlove Walker B. 12/23/1867 D. 5/25/1919 Born...

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Higher Ground!!

Higher Ground, by the amazing, super-talented Stevie Wonder!

Herb Kent, Radio Legend, Has Passed Away

Herb Rogers Kent, the Chicago radio icon whose voice spread across the airwaves since just after World War II, died within hours of his...

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Talk to 'Em: Everything You Always Wanted to Know About Getting a Grant (But Were Afraid to Ask)

EVERYTHING YOU ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW ABOUT GETTING A GRANT (BUT WERE AFRAID TO ASK) 21 Rules of Thumb Before You Apply Are you drooling for...

Morland Scholarship for African Writers

Hello History-Lovers, Here's the scoop on a generous grant for writers who were born in Africa, or whose parents were born in Africa. But hurry!...

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